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Early Years contact information

Helpful contact information for providers for Somerset’s Early Years Team

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Starting a childcare business

Advice and suggestions to help you start up your own childcare business, including Childminders, Nurseries, Pre-schools, Holiday Clubs and After School Care

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Working with children

Includes information on how to advertise or apply for an Early Years job vacancy

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Early Years training and resources

The Early Years Team provides many training opportunities through workshops for providers

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Representation for providers

How childcare providers are represented at decision-making bodies and how providers' voices can be heard

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Early Years entitlement information for providers

All three and four years olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early years entitlement, or nursery funding, a week

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Early Years pupil premium information for providers

Information on the pupil premium and qualifying criteria

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Funding for 2 year olds, information for providers

Families with 2 year old children can apply for funding

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Disability Access Fund

Money that is available to a nominated childcare provider once a year.

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30 hours funded childcare – Provider Information

Early years entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds - information and updates to help providers

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Out of School Childcare – Providers Information

Helpful resources, links and updates for Out of School Childcare (OOSC) providers in Somerset

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Quality Evaluation Support Tool (Quest)

An evaluation framework design for all early years providers

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Useful links for Early Years Providers

Useful links to different websites we work closely with to bring Early Years providers up to date and helpful information

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Early Years Foundation Stage 2021

Information about the 2021 Early Years Foundation Foundation Stage and a toolkit for providers

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Early Years Communities

We have developed 11 Early Years Communities across the county to support practitioners who deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage

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Our key partners’ contact details

Helpful contact information for our key partners, including Somerset’s Area SENCos, Children’s Social Care Team and the Entitlements Team

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Promoting Equality and Diversity in Early Years

English as an Additional Language, racial incidents and Special Educational Needs

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